The Work of Restoration

In the book, Braiding Sweetgrass, Potawatomi author and botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer reflects on the relationship between Indigenous knowledge and science. In a recent interview with the Boston Globe, she told the reporter: "At a time of climate change...I can’t help but cling to the notion that it’s not the land that’s broken, it is …

What words get used?

Dan Zak has a new article in the Washington Post which is, as much as anything,  brief history of the messaging surrounding climate change. It nicely illustrates the difficulty we face when discussing a topic like climate crisis or climate breakdown in the classroom or in public.  In the article, Zak provides numerous examples of …

Beyond Hope and Looking at the Ordinary

Tania Katzschner Perhaps it is more important to be in community, vulnerable and real and whole, than to be right, or to be winning  -- adrienne maree brown https://orionmagazine.org/article/beyond-hope/ These times of upheaval call on us to explore new ways of coming into touch and to recognise that there are other possibilities. Many attempts to ‘save …

Hope, Action, and Questions for Students

"Hope and its doleful twin, Hopelessness, might be thought of as the co-muses of the modern eco-narrative. Such is the world we’ve created—a world of wounds—that loss is, almost invariably, the nature writer’s subject. The question is how we relate to that loss. Is the glass ninety-five per cent empty or is it five per …